Malone University Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer Chris Watson has been hired by the NFL as an independent certified athletic trainer at Cleveland Browns home games this season.
Watson’s role will be to observe play on the field and monitor the broadcast feed of the game to identify players who may be injured. An emphasis will be on concussions and other head and neck injuries. If Watson observes a play which may have resulted in a concussion or injury, he will call the team’s bench area and relay details to a credentialed team physician or head athletic trainer.
Watson’s first assignment will be the Browns’ final preseason home game on Sept. 1.